Blockchain & Cryptocurrency
Empire Global Partners aims to help clients develop blockchain strategies by the laws of the Blockchain & Cryptocurrency Regulation in the United States and around the world.
Empire Global Partners, PLLC, and Iruke Legal Inc Government Practice Group in Blockchain and Cryptocurrency is an interdisciplinary group of high-profile industry attorneys, accountants, technologists, compliance officers which will offer sophisticated legal, accounting, and compliance services to government clients in the crypto industries.
The Government Practice Group in Blockchain and Cryptocurrency is comprised of various international attorneys who have served government regulatory working groups and investors as outside counsel and who have helped author, implement, administer and enforce laws that currently govern a particular industry.
The Group is chaired by Lionel Iruk, a nationally-recognized authority in International regulatory compliance.
The Government Practice Group in Blockchain and Cryptocurrency is comprised of team members from the firm’s Regulatory, Corporate, Intellectual Property, Tax, Immigration, Compliance, and Licensing practice groups. Our team is chosen for their ability to advise and represent various participants in the global Blockchain and Cryptocurrency, industry, from governments to investors, developers, owners, operators, manufacturers, suppliers, and vendors of goods and services.
Our Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Government Practice Group is supported by a well-established, global team of experts across the entire range of digital currencies including company formation and financing, public securities laws, FinCEN, Broker-Dealer, and state regulations, intellectual property, fund formation, government investigations and enforcement, token fundraising, and other alternative securities.
Our Government Practice Team advises clients on fund formation for the crypto-focused venture, private equity, and hedge funds, and for funds investing in cryptocurrencies and token sales. We are advising about digital currency exchanges on state and FinCEN registrations. Also, advising clients on matters involving Bitcoin ATMs and venture capital firms in a Series A investment in a bitcoin wallet company. We are giving the advice to venture capital firms in seed investment in an international money transfer company that uses Bitcoin and mobile wallets for receiving remittances from abroad. We work with clients who apply blockchain technology in fields such as global payments and supply chain and focus exclusively on cryptocurrency investments.
- Government-Backed Digital Currency Blockchains and Stable-coins
- Anti-money laundering
- Artificial intelligence
- Corporate/commercial agreements
- Cryptocurrencies/digital currencies
- Disruptive technologies
- Fund formation
- Go-public transactions
- Initial coin offerings (ICOs)
- Joint ventures
We also serve as regulatory counsel for funds and engage with regulators such as the CFTC, the SEC, and the IRS as applicable. We also counsel on the use of Bitcoin and other virtual and cryptocurrencies, with special emphasis on emerging laws, conflicting federal and state tax treatments, and compliance with federal and state licensing and registration requirements, as well as anti-money laundering laws.
Obtaining a cryptocurrency exchange license
Cryptocurrencies have pervaded public imagination in more ways than ever before. While initially, it started with Bitcoins, there are over a thousand cryptocurrencies as of date with varying degrees of popularity. While ICOs reflect the buzz around cryptocurrencies, the bulk of the transactions relating to the conversion of these cryptocurrencies happen on cryptocurrency exchanges. Obtaining a cryptocurrency exchange is possible in multiple jurisdictions with the right professional guidance. The procedure of obtaining a license for a cryptocurrency trading and exchange project – is a complex and time-consuming process, that demands a certain level of knowledge and experience. Our company is among the first on the market to offer professional legal consulting for the companies that are interested in receiving the cryptocurrency exchange license, which will eliminate all legal questions from the side of the authorities.
Maintaining Compliance with Regulations
Empire Global Blockchain & Cryptocurrency Practice Group advises on a wide range of legal issues relating to cryptocurrencies, blockchain-enabled capital raising, and the broad deployment of blockchain technology. The regulatory and tax treatment of crypto-assets is evolving, and we leverage our extensive network of industry experts, participation in industry associations, and positive working relationships with governmental authorities to guide clients on how to create, trade, hold and manage crypto-assets in a manner that aligns with applicable law and current regulatory interpretations. From employment contracts to private placement memorandums, our Team of experts will make sure that the project has all of the documentation it needs to be legal, credible, and attractive to potential investors.
Our Company provides strategic compliance advice to help companies stay out of trouble, and aggressive defense, and effective government engagement when problems arise. We are experts in all kinds of cryptocurrency litigation including arbitration, breach of contract suits, business and investment fraud cases, and more. Our extensive experience helps clients find solutions in a complex and ever-changing regulatory landscape.